I read the reviews on this on other mtd brands and for the price it is what I needed. I have cut 2 acres twice so far and it is a Hoss! now my girlfriend wants to cut the grass all of a sudden. I used my shop your way awards and got this for 2550.00 plus tax. I love using my Sears card.
turned on ignition mower burnt to the ground
I woke up the next morning after receiving my lawn tractor to a flat tire. I was told that there service dept could send me a can of fix a flat. Really? Would you buy a new tire only to use a can of fix a flat the next day?
Our church bought one last year and used it to mow 3 acre property. Before that, we used a 42" machine which took about 3.5 hours to complete. With the Craftsman, it took a little over 2 hours.
We did experienced 2 problems:
1. When I started, I put it into fully choke and forgot to lower it afterward. The machine ran too hot, the muffler was bright red, and it consumed twice the gasoline.
2. Someone broke into our storage and stole it 4 week ago.
So now we are buying the exact same one to replace it.
I weigh over 300 pounds and I live in the hills of Kentucky and it does great or best possible with the terrain. It doesn't bog a bit. I have 50 hours on this mower and no issues with hard hilly mowing. I would recommend this mower for sure. Zero turn 24 hp Kohler 54inch deck. Awesome.